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Ursula "Robin" Olmsted
Passed away at home January 5, 2002, a day after celebrating her 72nd birthday, succumbing to pancreatic cancer. Born in Long Beach to Jack and Mary Taylor, she lived in various parts of the country before her parents settled at Mayacamas Vineyards in Napa. She graduated from Napa High School in 1948. While working as a secretary in San Francisco, she met J.W.M. "Dick" Schorer and they were married in 1956. They made their home in San Anselmo where they raised their two daughters. Mr. Schorer died in 1978. She later married Francis "Frank" Olmsted in 1982. She served as Secretary and Treasurer for the Alzheimer's Foundation in Marin from 1985-1995. In 1999, she moved to Windsor, California and also volunteered for the Sonoma Chapter of the Alzheimer's Foundation. Her interests included gardening, tai chi and her grandchildren. One of her passions was traveling; she has been to the Galapagos Islands and Russia, but her favorite was the Big Island of Hawaii. Robin was an inspiration and touched many people's lives; she will be missed by all who loved and knew her. She was the wife of Francis Olmsted. Mother of Carina Schorer of Oakridge, Oregon and Sonia Maksim of Santa Rosa. Sister of James Taylor of Orange County and Judy Cant of Renmark, Australia. Grandmother of Shane, Sierra and Lily. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Robin's home Saturday, January 12, 2002 from Noon until 5 PM. The family prefers memorial contributions in her memory be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation, P.O. Box 4900, Santa Rosa, CA 95402 or to Heartland Home Hospice, 825 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95405. Arrangements under the direction of ADOBE CREEK FUNERAL HOME, 331 Lakeville Street, Petaluma, CA. CHEDA & LYONS 707-789-9000. 

Paul Andrew Reeves
Age 49, died in Clear Lake, California on January 6, 2002 after a short illness. He is survived by his daughters Tiana and Brianna Reeves of Tempe, Arizona; his mother, Anna Reeves of Marinwood; brother, Tim Reeves of Corte Madera; and sisters, Marian Reeves of Arcata, California and Joanne Hatch of Deer Park, California. Paul was a Terra Linda High School graduate and began his career in electronics in Marin. A Memorial Mass is planned for Friday, January 11th at 11a.m. at St. Isabella's Catholic Church in Terra Linda. Donations may be made to a favorite charity.

Lucy Salz
76, died at home peacefully after life of travel, pursuit of enjoyment, family, good food. Married John Salz, gave life to Julia. Loved everyone. Born in Wakefield Mass, came west in '50. All who knew her are invited to Memorial at Marin Art & Garden, Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 2 p.m. 

Francesco Salvatore Secondo
Frank went to be with his Lord and Savior January 2, 2002 at the age of 72. Frank greatly loved and was loved by his family. He is survived by his wife Peggy; his four daughters Sue Sippel, Tamara Thomas and Shelley Secondo of Lemoore, and Mary Anderson of Lompoc; siblings Mary Landes of Indiana, Rose Marek, Kelly, Tony and Tom Secondo of Connecticut, Louie Secondo of Massachusetts; grandchildren Philip, Annie, and Tommy Sippel; Spencer, Frank and Ross Thomas; and Lindsay and Shelby Anderson. Frank was born and raised in Enfield, Connecticut. After high school he enlisted in the Air Force and served four years as Athletic Director at Mather Air Force Base. He was then recruited to attend Chico State College, where he was a talented football and baseball player and coach. There he also met his wife Peggy and they were married in 1953. Frank was a man of many abilities. He was a teacher, coach, owned a landscape and fencing business, and is best known as the proprietor of the U and I Trading Post in San Anselmo for 20 years. Frank and the U and I were a well-loved San Anselmo tradition. He was a member of the Church of the Open Door in San Rafael. He was a baseball historian and statistician, a fisherman and a talented carpenter. A Memorial Service will be held January 19th at 3 p.m. at Trinity Community Church, 1675 Grand Ave. in San Rafael, California. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Frank's name to the Kings Christian School Gym Fund, 900 East D Street, Lemoore, CA 93245. 

Bernice Lovett Turner
Long-time San Rafael resident passed away in Paradise, California on January 4, 2002 from cancer. Loving mother of Mickie Love (Bill) of Novato, Richard Turner (Donna) of Paradise, Mary Kay Schlee (Darrell) of Fairfax, Sally Tipton of Knoxville, Tennessee and Bob Turner of Windsor. Also survived by 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and her brother, Robert S. Lovett of San Francisco. Bernice was born August 23, 1914 in Atchison, Kansas and moved to Mill Valley at age two. She attended Tamalpais High School, then Business College, and worked at Northwestern Building & Loan until she started her family. She returned to work after her family was grown and retired from the San Rafael Post Office. In her retirement years, she enjoyed travelling to Europe, Australia and New Zealand and, of course, her favorite -- Hawaii. Private family services are pending. Memorial gifts preferred to Hospice of Butte County, 10 Constitution Drive, Chico, CA 95973. Arrangements by Neptune Society. 

Robert Jean Woodley
Died peacefully in his sleep at his home on January 6, 2002. Survived by his two sons, Rich and Bob, his daughter-in-law, Suzette and his grandson, Wyatt. Also survived by numerous cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, William and Jean, and his brother, Bill. Mr. Woodley was born in Marin County on May 31, 1931. He was a longtime milkman and an avid sportsman. A proud member of the V.F.W., Moose Lodge, Masonic Lodge, and the American Legion and a supporter of Little League Baseball, Pop Warner Football, and the Boy Scouts of America. Friends and family are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Friday, January 11, 2002 at 1:00 P.M. at PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Magnolia Avenue and Keokuk Street, Petaluma, CA. A Visitation will be held on Friday from 9:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. A Celebration of Life will follow the Services on Friday. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers contributions be made to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran Street, Petaluma, CA 94952. 

Karen Lynne (Knapp) Camilleri
Born December 9, 1951. Gone to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Fought a valiant eight month struggle against breast cancer. Died January 4, 2002 at home with family present. She was 50 years young. Wife and soulmate of Anthony J. Camilleri Jr.. Mother of Angela K. Camilleri and Anthony R. Camilleri. Daughter of Beatrice and Robert E. Knapp of Santa Rosa. Sister of Judith Helm. Sister-in-law of Brad Helm and aunt of Kaitlin G. Helm. Sister-in-law of Ernest and Valli Camilleri and aunt of Vincent Camilleri. She resided in Petaluma the past 21 years. Homemaker and a seven year Hospice of Petaluma Caregiver and Bereavement Volunteer. She also helped with fundraising for Hospice. In March of 2001, Karen was awarded Hospice of Petaluma Volunteer of the Year. Karen was also a member of the Petaluma Womans Club II and a member of P.E.O. Group Chapter U.W. She was also a member of Hope Chapel and sang with their musical group for Sunday services. Karen so touched the many lives of the people she met. She will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved her. Friends are invited to attend Memorial Services Friday, January 11, 2002 at 2:00 PM at Petaluma Valley Baptist Church, 580 Sonoma Mtn. Parkway, Petaluma. A reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran Street, Petaluma, CA 94952. Arrangements under the direction of ADOBE CREEK FUNERAL HOME, 331 Lakeville Street, Petaluma. CHEDA & LYONS 707-789-9000. 

Kevin Michael Cheda
Passed away surrounded by his family on January 6, 2002 after a 12 year battle with Osteosarcoma. He was 33 years old. Born in Greenbrae and raised in Pt. Reyes Station, Kevin attended West Marin Elementary School and Tomales High School, and graduated from Chico State in 1990. He then began his career in Banking working for Wells Fargo Bank, most recently as Branch Manager in El Cerrito. An avid sports fan and diehard Oakland Raiders fan, Kevin was chosen to carry the Olympic Torch in San Francisco on January 18th. His wife, Lisa will carry the torch in his honor. A member of St. James Parish, ICF Br. #161 of Larkspur, and the Sarcoma Alliance. Beloved husband of Lisa Cheda of Petaluma. Loving son of Vern and Mary Ann Cheda of Petaluma. Loving son-in-law of Gary and Mary Alice Musante of Novato. Dear grandson of Elinore Cheda of San Rafael, Bud and Augie Papina of Petaluma. Brother of Kirk (LuAnn) Cheda of Petaluma and Michelle Yrisarri of Cotati. Brother-in-law of Kate (Tom) Vollert of Petaluma and Michelle (Dan) Vollert of Novato. Loved uncle of Ian Yrisarri, Emily, Carole Lynn, and Riley Cheda, Nicholas and Lauren Vollert, and the late Cody Cheda. Kevin is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family and friends. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass, Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church, 1806 Novato Blvd., Novato. An evening Vigil Service will be held at the church on Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at 7:00 P.M. Friends may call for Visitation Wednesday from 12 Noon to 5:00 P.M. at the ADOBE CREEK FUNERAL HOME, 331 Lakeville Street, Petaluma, CA. Private Interment, Cypress Hill Memorial Park, Petaluma, CA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Carousel Fund, 17 Buckeye Ct., Petaluma, CA 94952 or the Sarcoma Alliance, 775 E. Blithedale Ave. #334, Mill Valley, CA 94941. His strength, courage and determination have been an inspiration to all around him and will continue forever. CHEDA & LYONS 707-789-9000. 

Joseph E. Engel
His generosity of spirit and vision of a peaceable world guided his life. His home was a gathering place for people from every walk of life. Died in Terra Linda, December 29 at age 82 after fighting lung cancer. Devoted husband of Frieda Harris Engel. Father of Lewis (and Brandy) Engel, Paula (and Larry) Fugman, Barbara Engel (and Jesse Hall). Grandfather of Eleyna and Corey Fugman; Nick Engel; Aaron, Daniel and Nora Engel-Hall. Brother of Estelle D. Katz and Naomi Serotoff. President Organizational Consultants, Inc., San Francisco and Chicago; volunteer consultant, Executive Service Corps of SF Bay Area; Marin Steering Committee, Beyond War; spirited musician and pianist; co-founder South Side School of Jewish Studies, Chicago. Resident of Tiburon 23 years; resident of Chicago 28 years. Donations to Foundation for Global Community (Palo Alto), Doctors Without Borders, Oxfam, or a cause of your choice Memorial 11am, January 13 2002, Marin Art & Garden Center (Ross). 

Lilian E. Gommo
Passed away in Petaluma, California on January 4, 2002 at the age of 88. She was a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was the loving wife of the late Albert H. Gommo. Loving mother of Myrna Dillon and her husband Ned of Petaluma, California; Barbara Tarkington and her husband Chris of San Rafael, California; and Margi Higginson and her husband Mike of Chico, California. Loving grandmother of Jed Dillon and his wife Heather, Zachary Dillon, Charles Tarkington, Michael Tarkington, Emily Higginson and Jesse Higginson. Loving sister of the late Kenneth Day, Douglas Day and Marion Ponto. Also survived by three nieces and a nephew. Mrs. Gommo was a former Noble Grand of the California Rebekah Lodges and also a member of the PTA of the Kentfield School. She also served as the first president of the Wolfe Grade School and was a Girl Scout Leader of San Francisco and Marin troops. Mrs. Gommo enjoyed traveling with her three daughters throughout the U.S. and Europe; she loved being with her grandchildren and also enjoyed her arts and crafts projects. Family graveside services will be held at Olivet Memorial Park in Colma, California. A celebration of her life will be held on Mother's Day in May of this year at Odd Fellows Recreation Club in Guerneville, California. Those who prefer may contribute to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran St., Petaluma, CA. 94952 or to the Odd Fellows Children's Home in Saratoga, California in memory of Lilian E. Gommo. Arrangements made by PARENT SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Magnolia Avenue & Keokuk Street in Petaluma, California. 

Grace E. Jones
Died in San Rafael January 3, 2002 at the age of 94. She was the loving wife of the late Theodore Jones and the beloved mother of Shirley Marelli, Dexter Jones and the late Jackson Norwood. Adored grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Grace was a native of Glouster, Massachusetts and lived in Napa and Vallejo for over 50 years before moving to San Rafael two years ago. She was a member of the Degree of Pocahantis IOKA Council of Napa, the American Legion Auxiliary of Napa and a former member of the Eastern Star. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 1:30 PM at the Keaton Mortuary in San Rafael. Inurnment Private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Napa. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571. 

Rita May Lawrence
Passed away peacefully at her home in Novato on Sunday, January 6, 2002 at the age of 70. She was a native of San Francisco. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Robert; her children, Jennie, Judy, Joseph and Jill; ten grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and her twin sister, Louise Pariani. Friends and family are invited for Visitation at Keaton's Redwood Chapel, 1801 Novato Blvd., Novato, California on Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at 1 P.M. with a Rosary Vigil at 7 P.M. Memorial contributions are preferred to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925. KEATON'S REDWOOD CHAPEL 415-897-1151. 

Richard "Dick" Newell
Born in San Francisco on July 16, 1916. He was a third generation Californian. He attended Argonne Grammar, Lowell High School, class of 1933, University of California at Berkeley-College of Commerce, class of 1937. He worked in the advertising field before being drafted into the Army at the outbreak of World War II. He landed in the invasion of Africa in 1942. He patrolled the border between Morocco and Tunisia for six months. He was in the invasion of Italy at the Anzio beachhead. The latter part of the war, he was an aid to General "Mike" O'Daniel of the 30th Infantry. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Juliet, a son Peter, a daughter Evelyn Heitman and four grandchildren: Noel Powers, Karina Powers, Jocelyn Harel, and Evan Heitman. His oldest daughter, Juliet Harel, died in May of 2000. He will be inurned in a private ceremony at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Gifts in his memory may be made to Marin Community Food Bank, Marin General Hospital Foundation, and the San Francisco Symphony. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571 

Timothy William O’Donoghue Jr.
A Marin native and real estate developer, died January 3, 2002 in Sonora, where he had retired ten years ago. He was 66. Mr. O’Donoghue’s life was quintessentially Marin. He was born on January 15, 1935, in Cottage Hospital when it and Ross Hospital were the only ones in the county. He grew up in Fairfax, the grandson of Irish immigrants, and rode the bus every day to St. Anselm’s school in San Anselmo. As a boy, he hitchhiked on weekends to the Meadow Club to caddy on the private course. Once a week, the caddies were allowed to golf for free, and O’Donoghue soon was taking home trophies from junior tournaments around the Bay Area, holding several championship titles before age 16. As a junior at St. Anselm’s High School, he joined his classmates when the school moved to Greenbrae in 1949 and reopened as Marin Catholic. He attended College of Marin then U.C. Berkeley, working through college as a prison guard at San Quentin, a lifeguard at Stinson Beach and Santa Claus at the old Macy’s in San Rafael -- a job uniquely suited to O’Donoghue’s gregarious and big-hearted spirit. That spirit, say O’Donoghue’s five children, will be their father’s legacy. Though O’Donoghue struggled with setbacks in his adult life, he lived up to -- and instilled in his children -- the core ideals that were most important to him. His youngest son, Thomas, remembers a typical outing with his father to a take-out barbecue place in downtown Oakland when Thomas was eight. A homeless man was panhandling in front of the liquor store next store. Thomas was puzzled when his father ordered three dinners at the counter. On the way out, O’Donoghue greeted the homeless man without pity or judgment, handed him the take-out food and continued on his way. "He knew our eyes were on him,’’ Thomas recalled. "And he treated the busboys and the bums probably even better than he treated the CEO’s. He made everyone feel important and respected. The greatest gifts he’s given me are the head on my shoulders and the heart in my chest. There’s no school that can teach that.’’ His children remember his passion for cooking, especially the traditional prime rib on Christmas Eve. In the late 1960s and early ‘70s, O’Donoghue owned an 800-acre stretch of land in northern Novato that he leased to a commune where some of the Bay Area’s famous musicians, including the Grateful Dead, developed their early work. The land later was declared a historic site and now is Rancho Olompahi State Park. Mr. O’Donoghue died last Thursday night when he was struck by a vehicle while crossing a street in Sonora. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Luchessa O’Donoghue, sister Erin O’Donoghue Thompson, his five children -- Timothy and Thomas of Chico, John and Patrick of Foster City and Erin O’Donoghue Becker of Ross -- and four step children -- Edward Luchessa of Colorado, Linda Luchessa of Colorado, Mary Jones of Sonoma and Tresie Matthies of Pleasanton -- 13 grandchildren and eight nieces and nephews. A Rosary will be held at Keaton Mortuary in San Rafael January 8th at 7 p.m. A Mass will be held at St. Anselm’s Church in San Anselmo January 9th at Noon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Cedars of Marin in Ross or the Serenity House in San Francisco. 

Thomas L. Rogers
Thomas L. Rogers, 87, died on January 4, 2002 at Marin General Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Rogers, a former resident of Greenbrae, lived at Villa Marin with his wife Virginia. Tom was born in Sacramento on November 11, 1914 to Patrick Thomas and Alice (Cassidy) Rogers. Mr. Rogers graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1936. He married Virginia Strout on July 28, 1940. He is survived by three sons: Gary, who is Chairman and CEO of Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream in Oakland; Don, a physician in Olympia, Washington; and Jim, who is President and CEO of Kampgrounds of America, Inc. in Billings, Montana. There are eight grandchildren. In a 40-year career with Pacific Telephone, he rose to become the Bay Area Superintendent of Construction and Engineering, the position from which he retired in 1976. Tom's civic activities were focused on his family, particularly Boy Scouts with Troop 59 in San Rafael, from which all of his sons earned the Eagle Scout Award. Tom and Virginia were among the first residents in Greenbrae when they bought their house on Los Cerros Drive in 1948. They lived there until moving to Villa Marin when it opened in 1985. While in retirement at Villa Marin, Tom played an active role on the Board of Directors, serving as president in 1989, and also chairing several resident committees including Finance. He took great pride in the development of the residents' garden and the paddle tennis court. Tom and Virginia traveled extensively but always found La Jolla to be their favorite destination. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Saint Anselm's Catholic Church in San Anselmo on Saturday, January 12 at 11:00 a.m. The church is located at Shady Lane and Bolinas Avenue. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be made to a favorite charity or to the Villa Marin Scholarship Fund (Marin Community Foundation, 17 East Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Suite 200, Larkspur, CA 94939-1727, Phone 415-461-3333.) 

Robert Jean Woodley
Died peacefully in his sleep at his home on January 6, 2002. Survived by his two sons, Rich and Bob, his daughter-in-law, Suzette and his grandson, Wyatt. Also survived by numerous cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, William and Jean, and his brother, Bill. Mr. Woodley was born in Marin County on May 31, 1931. He was a longtime milkman and an avid sportsman. A proud member of the V.F.W., Moose Lodge, Masonic Lodge, and the American Legion and a supporter of Little League Baseball, Pop Warner Football, and the Boy Scouts of America. Friends and family are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Friday, January 11, 2002 at 1:00 P.M. at PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Magnolia Avenue and Keokuk Street, Petaluma, CA. A Visitation will be held on Friday from 9:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. A Celebration of Life will follow the Services on Friday. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers contributions be made to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran Street, Petaluma, CA 94952. 

Frederic dePeyster Teller
Passed away at his home in Larkspur on January 1, 2002, after a long illness. Frederic was born in Berkeley on July 30, 1914. He spent most of his early years in San Francisco. He attended Lowell High School and Stanford University. He was employed by Pacific Bell for 40 years after which he retired to pursue his many hobbies. Among his many interests were photography, piano, traveling, remodeling the family home and giving children rides on the small train that he operated in the yard of their Ross home. After 36 years in Ross, he moved to Larkspur. Frederic leaves his wife of 60 years, Pauline Ivancovich Teller, two daughters, Joan Coda of Greenbrae and Anne Teller of Sausalito, and two sons, Peter Teller of Billings, Montana and Rick Teller of Novato. He also leaves eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. There will be a private Family Burial. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Anselm's Church in Ross at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, January 8, 2002. Donations may be made to the St. Vincent De Paul's Dining Room or Hospice of Marin. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571. 

Jack Roland Danielson, A Resident of Terra Linda
Passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family, on January 2, 2002, at the age of 80. He was born and raised in Berkeley, California and graduated from UC Berkeley. After serving in the Merchant Marines in WWII, he was a psychologist for 40 years working with children, parents and school personnel of Dixie School District, Tamalpais Union High School District, Jefferson Elementary School District in Daly City and Golden Gate Regional Occupational Center. He was a past president of the California Association of School Psychologists. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Cynthia Danielson; a son, Joe and Sara Danielson of Richmond; daughter, Nora and Francis Redfern of Texarkana, Texas; daughter, Megan and Bill Franks of Houston, Texas; and daughter, Abby Danielson of Novato. He is also survived by his two brothers, Ken Danielson of El Sobrante, California and Babe Danielson of Murphys, California; and by his grandchildren Ryan, Natalie and Brady Franks; Erin, Nick and Delaney Danielson; and Jesse and Clancy Redfern. His family will fondly remember him for his humor, his insight, his interest in writing, his passion for politics, and his ideal of a government that serves the interests of all people. A Memorial will be held at a later date. For those wishing to remember Jack, donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society or the United Farm Workers (P.O. Box 62, Keene, CA 93531). 

Lilian E. Gommo
Passed away in Petaluma, California on January 4, 2002 at the age of 88. She was a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was the loving wife of the late Albert H. Gommo. Loving mother of Myrna Dillon and her husband Ned of Petaluma, California, Barbara Tarkington and her husband Chris of San Rafael, California, and Margi Higginson and her husband Mike of Chico, California. Loving grandmother of Jed Dillon and his wife Heather, Zachary Dillon, Charles Tarkington, Michael Tarkington, Emily Higginson and Jesse Higginson. Loving sister of the late Kenneth Day, Douglas Day and Marion Ponto. Also survived by three nieces and a nephew. Mrs. Gommo was a former Noble Grand of the California Rebekah Lodges and also a member of the PTA of the Kentfield School. She also served as the first president of the Wolfe Grade School and was a Girl Scout Leader of San Francisco and Marin troops. Mrs. Gommo enjoyed traveling with her three daughters throughout the U.S. and Europe; she loved being with her grandchildren and also enjoyed her arts and crafts projects. Family graveside services will be held at Olivet Memorial Park in Colma, California. A celebration of her life will be held on Mother's Day in May of this year at Odd Fellows Recreation Club in Guerneville, California. Those who prefer may contribute to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran St., Petaluma, CA. 94952 or to the Odd Fellows Children's Home in Saratoga, California in memory of Lilian E. Gommo. Arrangements made by PARENT SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Magnolia Ave. & Keoku St. Petaluma, California. 

Jack E. Martin
Died peacefully at home in Petaluma, California on December 31, 2001. Husband of Anne Martin of Santa Rosa, California. Loving father of Jenny Gilardi of Petaluma and Jeff E. Martin of Mill Valley, California. Loving grandfather of Stephanie Ramp, John Gilardi and Deanna Perrone. Loving great-grandfather of Brandon Ramp. Loving brother of May-Belle Jasper of Monterey, California and the late Wilbur Martin, Fred Martin and Bert Martin. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Jack was 81 years of age and was born July 8, 1920 at home in Mill Valley. He was the youngest of five children born to William and Margaret Martin. Jack graduated from Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, where he and his brothers were avid baseball players. He joined the U.S. Army/Airforce and served with the 8th Photo Squadron in the South Pacific during WWII. After his military obligation, he returned to Mill Valley and married Anne Barnes and they had two children, Jeffrey and Jenny. In 1948, he started Martin Bros. Building Supply with his brother Herbert; later joined by their brother Fred. He continued working in the business until he retired in 1984. Our lives will be forever changed by his absence, but we will try to live our lives to the fullest as he did. He loved working in his garden and tinkering around the house. He looked forward to every year traveling to his reunion of the 8th Photo Squadron where this year, he was serving as its president. Friends and family are invited to Celebrate His Life on Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 11:00 AM at the PARENT- SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, MAGNOLIA AVENUE & KEOKUK STREET, PETALUMA, CA. Those who prefer may contribute to the American Cancer Society, 400 N. McDowell Boulevard, Petaluma, CA 94954 or to your favorite charity in memory of Jack E. Martin. Private Interment at Cypress Hill Memorial Park, Petaluma, CA. 

Dana Richard Paganini
Lifelong resident of Marin County, born in San Rafael, Dana Richard Paganini died unexpectedly December 14, 2001. He was 50 years old. Death came suddenly while he was at work for Golden Gate Transportation, Highway and Bridge District, Bus Division. As reported by the Marin Independent Journal December 19th, Dana was suddenly stricken with difficulty breathing just after discharging passengers at the Tiburon-Mill Valley stop and re-entering southbound Highway 101. A 25-year veteran driver, Dana maneuvered his bus and passengers off the highway to a safe place at the next exit, where he collapsed. Paramedics administered CPR, but his heart did not respond at the scene or at Marin General ER. the emergency call was made by passenger Tenika Small, a student at Redwood High, using her cell phone. Dana loved photographing and caring for cats, dogs, and wild birds and animals. In years past, he and friends were regular sport motorcycle travellers throughout the Western States, generating many stories that Dana loved to tell. He graduated from Drake High School, June, 1970. Dana was the son of the late Robert S. Paganini of Greenbrae. He is survived by his loving mother, Rose Marie (Gargiulo) Hiatt; stepfather, Dr. Ted Hiatt; brother, Jeffrey Paganini (Durham, California); Deborah Paganini, (Santa Cruz, California); brother, Craig Hiatt (David, California); stepsisters, Dr. Mary Hiatt-Bennett (Boulder, Colorado) and Rebecca Bentley (Williams, Oregon); as well as uncles Joe Gargiulo (Novato) and Michael Lopez (San Rafael); and many nieces, nephews and cousins. His passing leaves a void in the hearts of family and friends. A Memorial Service is to be held at Keaton's Chapel, E Street at Fifth Avenue, San Rafael, Saturday, January 12th at 11:00 a.m. The Service will be followed by a celebration of Dana's life at San Rafael Joe's Restaurant. Donations preferred to the Marin Humane Society, 171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato, CA 94949. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571. 

Jonathan David Penney
A 20 year resident of Novato, died December 25, 2001, age 50. He was born and raised in Massachusetts, graduating from Wayland High School. He received a Bachelors degree in Mathematics from Wesleyan University, Connecticut. He moved to California shortly after college and spent the next 20+ years working in the insurance industry. Many of those years were spent at Fireman's Fund Insurance Company in the Excess and Special Risk Department. After leaving insurance he decided to combine his math skills and enjoyment in working with youth; returned to college and obtained a teaching credential. He completed his fifth year studies at Dominican College and was teaching/tutoring math. Jon enjoyed sailing, skiing, hiking, and volunteered his time at Senior Access, SCORE, and the Novato Hospital. He was a member of CPCU, his church choir, and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Marin. He is survived by his wife of 21 years Linda Kerrigan Penney and children Kimberly and Kevin Penney all of Novato; parents Betty Hoyle Daniels, Robert Penney and stepmother Jeanette Penney of Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts; brother Dr. Robert Penney, sister-in-law Bobbie and three nephews of Shelburne, Vermont; aunt Barbara Hoyle of Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts; others Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Kerrigan and extended family of San Francisco, California and other caring friends from his many associations. A Memorial Service was held on December 29, 2001 at St. Francis of Assisi Church. His ashes will be interred on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts where he spent many happy summers. Memorial contributions may be made in Jon's memory to NAMI Marin, 710 C St., Suite 215, San Rafael, CA 94901. Keaton's Redwood Chapel 415-897-1151. 

Mary C. Stoddard, Art Historian and Textile Conservator
Died on December 31, 2001 at St. Francis Hospital, San Francisco, after a short illness. She was 76 years old, a native of Berkeley. After forty years residence in Belvedere, she moved to The Sequoias retirement center in San Francisco five years ago, enabling her to continue volunteer work at he De Young and Asian Art Museums. Ms. Stoddard pursued parallel careers, one as a designer, builder and manager of residential properties and the other as an art historian specializing in decorative arts in the related fields of anthropology and archeology. In the realm of architecture, Mary restored and preserved landmark homes in Berkeley and Belvedere. Property in Tiburon she gave to UC Berkeley to establish the Mary C. Stoddard Lecture Fund for the History of Art Department to endow a distinguished visiting professor and public lecturer in her fields of interest. Following undergraduate studies at Stanford and UC Berkeley, where she received a BA in art history, she studied in Europe and in the Middle East, most notably at the American Academy in Rome. During the ensuing fifty years, she traveled worldwide pursuing the research and collection of textiles and folk art. Her expertise led to significant pro-bono work at the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology at UCB, the De Young textile department and the library of the Asian Art Museum. She collected specimens and compiled information for a horticultural directory of California native plants during the ten years she volunteered at the Strybing Arboretum in Golden Gate Park. She was curator of a Piranesi and etchings of ancient Rome exhibit, and co-curator of an exhibit of Kashmir Shawls at the Hearst. At Grace Cathedral, she helped direct and mount two shows of modern sacred art. Ms. Stoddard's creative skills and academic interest in the 18th and 19th century fashion changes in fabric led to the designing and making of prize winning quilts as well as being recognized as historian and conservator of early American Quilts. Descendant of California pioneer settlers, Mary was raised on the Blue Lupin Ranch in Delhi, San Joaquin Valley. The ranch was established by her parents Walter Stoddard Batterman and Idalene Garnett Bray. She is survived by four children, Susanna Hopgood, San Jose; Robin Reid, Bend Oregon; Mary Varden Whitney, Fresno; Stoddard Reid, San Rafael; and two grandchildren, Andrea and Reid Whitney. Memorial Services will be held at the Chapel of Grace, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco at 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 9. The family suggests memorial tributes to be made to the Asian Art Museum, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco 94118 or to the Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley 94720-3712. 

Jesse Raymond Townsend Sr.
Born on January 23rd, 1932 and passed away on January 1st, 2002, after losing his courageous battle with cancer. Jesse moved his family to California from Indiana in 1959. Soon after, he began what would become a long career as a laborer in the construction industry. Over the years, he worked on many Marin projects, including, The Larkspur Landing Shopping Center and The NorthGate Mall. He was a proud member of Laborers Local No. 291, for 40 years. Jesse was also a veteran of the Korean War, and an equally proud member of The American Legion, Wilkins Post #37, and the DAV. Another source of pride--his greatest-- was his recent December 3rd Wedding Anniversary, when he and his much loved wife, Evelyn, celebrated 50 years together. He was predeceased by his parents, Floyd and Lola; son, Gary; and brothers, Bob, Leonard, Roger, and Walt. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; son, Jesse Jr.; daughter-in-law, Angela; and daughter, Colleen of San Rafael. Survived as well by his sister, Shirley Bales; brothers, Dave and Dick of Indiana; and brother, Floyd of Florida. Jesse will be dearly missed by us all. As he requested, there will be no services. Final arrangements will be handled by The Neptune Society. If you wish, please make a donation to your favorite charity in his name. 

Walter J. Brown, July 20, 1917 - November 8, 2001
Walter J. Brown, a native Californian and 47 year resident of Marin County, California, died at his Ross home on November 8, 2001 after a prolonged illness. He was 84 years old. Born July 20, 1917 in Pasadena, California, he graduated from the University of California Berkeley in 1939 and immediately wedded his college sweetheart, Marian Neper of San Francisco; a marriage that would last for 47 years until her death in 1986. Mr. and Mrs. Brown are survived by four daughters: Sonja Regalia of Santa Rosa, Donna Reis of American Canyon, Marita Brown King of Ross, and Nyia Brown Dohrmann of Orinda, California, as well as by eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. During a long and varied business career, Walter Brown was a leader in the Northern California public relations community, as well as an accomplished political organizer and campaign strategist. From 1949-1957, he was Publicity Manager for the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, after which he successfully ran the campaign of Bert Broemmel (elected Marin County Assessor in 1958), and in 1962/63 was Assistant Campaign Manager for Representative Donald Clausen's first successful bid for his Congressional Seat. He also worked on William Bagley's successful bid for re-election to the California State Assembly in 1963. Between 1963 and 1967, he was the Manager of Public Relations for the California State Chamber of Commerce, followed by service as Corporate Publicity Coordinator for Bechtel Corp; and from 1972 to 1987, was Assistant Executive Director and Publicity Coordinator for the Consulting Engineers Association of California, from which he retired in 1987. In 1947, while working with then Marin Independent Journal publisher Roy Brown Sr., Mr. Brown helped conceive and execute Marin County's first "Buy at Home" campaign (code named "Trade in Marin"), culminating in the establishment of Marin's first radio station (KTIM), at which he later starred in the successful "Buddy Brown Sings" weekly radio show. In 1959, he served as the Charter Managing Director of Marin's first Visitor's Bureau. He was a cofounder and member of the Public Relations Round Table of California, and was President of the San Francisco Bay Area Publicity Club for the 1958-59 term. More recently, between 1993 and 1996, he was a Commissioner for the Marin Commission on Aging, where he was responsible for coordinating the Commission's public relations efforts. Funeral services were held at Keaton's Mortuary on November 13, 2001, after which his remains were laid to rest alongside the remains of his beloved wife Marian at Mount Tamalpais Cemetery in San Rafael. The family requests that donations be sent to (family to choose one or more of the following): The Marin County Humane Society; The American Cancer Society; or The American Heart Association. 

Thomas Parker Jones
Legendary advertising executive Thomas Parker Jones, 59, died January 1, 2002 in San Francisco from complications following a heart attack. A native of Porterville, California, Tom worked his way through Golden Gate University as a janitor for American Building Maintenance Co., and then started in the mail room of a San Francisco ad agency. Later he joined Perkins, Stephens, von der Lieth and Hayward, which represented various national publishers selling space throughout the West. Representing magazines as diverse as Playboy, Cosmopolitan, Smithsonian, and Today's Health, Tom became well known and widely admired by clients and competitors alike for his marketing and publishing expertise, as well as his quick, ironic wit. Adweek Magazine named him one of the top 10 advertising representatives in the country. Eventually, Tom and some colleagues took over the company following the retirement of the original principals. At that time, it was the largest firm of publishers' representatives in the West. In recent years, Tom represented the Professional Managerial Network, a nationwide family of business publications. In his 20s, Tom served as president of the San Francisco Junior Advertising Club, and also led the Western Association of Junior Ad Clubs. He was a member of the Milline Club of San Francisco, and played on the Milline team in the San Francisco Advertising Softball League. Tom was also known to his family and multitude of friends as a warm-hearted, generous man. He served on the board of Children's Garden, and volunteered at Muir Woods, Big Brothers, and the Novato Human Needs Center. Tom was also active in the Mill Valley Community Church. He is survived by his devoted wife of 22 years, Robin, and their daughter Larissa, a graduate of Tamalpais High School and College of Marin who is planning to continue her education at the University of Massachusetts. A celebration of Tom's life will be held at the Mill Valley Community Church, 8 Olive Street at Throckmorton, 2 PM on Sunday, January 20, with reception to follow. Close friends of the family have established a memorial fund for the family. Contributions may be sent to the Jones Family Memorial Fund (Account Number 9554130626) and sent to Wells Fargo Bank, 18 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941. 

Robert J. Mautner
Died peacefully in his sleep on December 28th, 2001 after a 20 year struggle with Parkinson's Disease. He was born in 1924. Bob volunteered for the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a 1947 graduate of U.C. Berkeley. Bob was a member of the founding faculty of Redwood High School (Larkspur) and founder of Redwood's RISE international exchange program. He is survived by his loving companion of many years, Roger McIntyre. Also by his niece Meredith Ponedel and by nephew and his wife Richard and Barbara Ponedel and their two children Ross and Aimee Ponedel. Also survived by Marilee and Norman Rogers, Holle and Volker Schmid, Erik and Hanne Svarrer, Sandi and Bob Kahn, Bruce Weller, Dina Temple-Raston, Eva Nemcova and by many other friends worldwide. There will be a private cremation. A celebration of Bob's life will be held on February 2nd at 2:00 PM at the Marin Art and Garden Center, Ross, California. Contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation or your favorite charity. 

Susan Detjens
Met peacefully with the angels while at home early Thursday morning, January 3, 2002. Susie was 53 and was surrounded by her loved ones. A resident of San Anselmo for many years, Susie was born on March 2, 1948, and was raised in Nashua, New Hampshire. She later moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she worked as a Service Representative for Pacific Gas & Electric for 21 years; and met her long time partner, Linda Trenholm. Susan was a gifted artisan in woodworking, and a graduate of James Krenov’s School of the Redwoods in Fort Bragg. Her fine work has been shown throughout the Bay Area, and is in collections throughout the country. She was also an avid athlete, involved in softball, running, cycling, river kayaking and skiing. She practiced the traditions of Insight Meditation, Tai chi, and Qi Gong. A student of life, her work in these areas connected her with grand masters of the area. Susie is survived by her beloved life partner, Linda Trenholm; her sweet daughter and son-in-law, Mary Beth and Peter Cadwell of Boston; her loving mother, Elizabeth (Bidda) Lees; her brother and sister-in-law, Matt and Cheryl Lees; brother, Derrick Detjens; and sister, Anne Lees, all of New Hampshire. Viewing for loving friends will be held at Susie and Linda’s home, Friday, January 4th, from 3 to 8 P.M. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, January 8th at Spirit Rock, 12 Noon. Donations may be made in Susan’s name to Breast Cancer Fund or The College of the Redwoods Woodworking School. 

William Michael Harnett
Passed away in Marin, December 30, 2001 at age 57. Father of Karen Harnett of Boston, Massachusetts and brother of Mary Karash and Patricia Herrel both of Tucson, Arizona. He was a native of Clifton, New Jersey. Will Harnett is the founder of Aqua Prima, a newly developed restorative water technology. Will's life was devoted to sustainable living and organic farming. Hawkeye Organic Ranch in Southern California was his farm for ten years. He earned his Doctorate Degree in Economics at UCLA in 1972. No services are being held at this time. Memorial gifts preferred to the Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 415-388-1573 

Belva Kelley
Belva Kelley passed away peacefully at home on December 31, 2001. She was born in Oakland, California and remained a California resident, residing in San Rafael for the last 35 years. She was the loving wife of the late Robert Kelley; loving mother of Karen (Phil) Tripp and Susan (Lou) Cappo; devoted grandmother to Andrew Tripp and Kyle Cappo; beloved sister of William and Louise Roth. A Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2002 from 4:00-7:00 PM at the Keaton Mortuary. Funeral Services will be held Monday, January 7, 2002 at 1:30 PM at the Keaton Mortuary. Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571. 

Edward C. Morris
Passed away in Santa Rosa on December 29, 2001. Loving father of Joy Louise Nazaroff of Santa Rosa. Adored grandfather of Kenneth Nazaroff of Sparks, Nevada; Michael Nazaroff and his wife Paige of Napa and John Nazaroff and his wife Trish of Santa Rosa. Dear brother of Leonata Aramayo of Albany, California; Anita Shields of Tahoe City; Robert Morris of Eatonville, Washington (formerly of Santa Rosa); Bernice Stockwell of McKinleyville, California. Great grandfather of Kristina, Jaron, Johnny, Evan and Kylie. Preceded in death by his loving wife Joy Collins Morris. He was born in Seattle, Washington on October 26, 1912 and moved to California in 1918. Edward graduated from Calistoga High School and went on to get his Marine Engineering Degree at the California Maritime Academy and a Foreign Trade Degree at Armstrong College. He worked for the American President Lines in Shanghai, China; Manila, Philippines; Singapore, Malaysia and San Francisco. He was a 56 year member of the Bay Ridge-Minerva Lodge #758 F.A.& M. in New York, and a loyal member of the Republican Party. A Lt. Colonel retired from the U.S. Army Reserve. He was a resident of Bel Marin Keys, Novato for 28 years and lived in Santa Rosa for the past year. He will be greatly missed by all. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, January 5, 2002 at 12:00 Noon, at Santa Rosa Memorial Park Chapel, 1900 Franklin Avenue, Santa Rosa. Private Inurnment at Santa Rosa Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, Redwood Empire Chapter, P.O. Box 844, Santa Rosa, CA 95402-0844; the American Cancer Society, 1451 Guerneville Road, #220, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements under the direction of the DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY. 

George Edwin Rakerd
Passed away December 28th, 2001 in Reedsburg, Wisconsin. George was the son of George C. and Martha A. Rakerd. He is survived by Wendelle L. Rakerd, his former wife of 17 years; twin brother, Harry J. Rakerd of Lyons, Illinois; sisters, Angela Owens of Salem, Illinois and Marla Tipping of Minneapolis, Minnesota. George was an avid golfer and generous philanthropist. He was a former 25 year resident of Marin County, California. George was well loved by all and will be missed. Visitation on January 7, 2002 from 9 to 11 AM at Mount Auburn Funeral Home, 4101 Oak Park Avenue, Stickney, Ill 60402. The Funeral Service will follow Visitation. 

Anne Bloomfield Saltonstall
Passed away at home in Mill Valley, California on December 27, 2001. Survived by five children: Peter of Massachusetts; Rebecca of Seattle, Washington; Robin of Boulder, Colorado; Phil of Mill Valley, California; and Julie of Menlo Park, California. Devoted grandmother of eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Sister of Julia Bloomfield of Larkspur, California and of Arthur J. Bloomfield of San Francisco. We will miss her deeply but are grateful that her long struggle with poor health is at an end. She lived a life of grace and compassion. Anne was a graduate of Stanford University and an avid reader all her life. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941; or to Hospice of Marin. Services will be private. 

Elaine B. Squires
Died Tuesday, January 1, 2002 at Marin General at age 82. Elaine is survived by her daughters, Mollie Squires (David Spaulding) of Sausalito; Taf Squires (Fred Madden) of Ithaca, New York; and granddaughters, Kate Madden of St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Tessa Madden of New York, NY and Janine Spaulding of New York, NY. Elaine Brophy was born in Medford, Oregon where she lived until she moved to Seattle, Washington to attend the University of Washington, where she was a member of Chi Omega. Elaine married Bob Squires on April 6, 1941 in Medford, Oregon, and was a devoted wife and adoring mother as she and Bob moved amongst several states. In 1964 they moved to California where they remained. Community service was very important to both of them and Elaine served on the board of the Sausalito Woman's Club, the Sausalito Yacht Club Auxiliary, the Sausalito Woman's Club Scholarship Recognition Fund, and they were Grand Marshals in the Sausalito Fourth of July Parade. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 5th at Christ Church in Sausalito followed by a Celebration of Life at the Sausalito Yacht Club. Memorial Contributions may be made to Planned Parenthood of Marin, 2 "H" Street, San Rafael, CA 94903 or to the Sausalito Woman's Club Scholarship Recognition Fund, 120 Central Avenue, Sausalito, CA 94965. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 415-388-1573. 

Eileen O’Donoghue Strachan
Our beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and friend died at home of pancreatic cancer on Sunday, December 30, at age 79. Eileen, the daughter of Gerald and Kathleen O’Donoghue, was a 65-year resident of San Rafael. After graduating from San Rafael High School and College of Marin, she worked as a secretary at Hamilton Field during World War II, where she met and married Elmer W. (Strac) Strachan. They settled in San Rafael and raised three children, and Eileen spent her career working as an administrative assistant at the Marin Chapter of the American Red Cross. Eileen was very active in community affairs all her life, and she recently served on the boards of the San Rafael Improvement Club, the Marin History Museum, and the Widowed Persons Association. She loved to travel, but always enjoyed returning to her home and garden, where multitudes of birds found sustenance in her backyard. Her zest for life and love of people enabled her to make and maintain friendships around the world. She was predeceased by Strac in 1996, and is survived by her son James and Bridgit Strachan, daughter Kathleen and John Snyder, daughter Carol and Kevin Curtin, grandchildren Michael and Daniel Strachan, Hannah and Elizabeth Snyder, and Heather Curtin, two great-grandchildren, and scores of friends and other relatives who were a source of joy and encouragement for her as she faced the challenge of her illness. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Her Life will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2002, 2:00 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, 5th and E Streets, San Rafael. Donations in Eileen’s memory may be made to the Nature Conservancy, 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22203, the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, P.O. Box 809, Pt. Reyes Station, CA 94956, or the charity of your choice. 

IN MEMORIAL, ARNOLD AUGUSTUS NUTTING M.D.
a third generation physician, member of pioneer families of Siskiyou County. Delivered at home, in Etna, California by his physician father. Arnold was the grandson of Charles Wilbur Nutting, M.D. who came to Siskiyou County from Georgia in the 1870's. Paternal grandmother was a Parker of Plowman's Valley, Parker Ranch Siskiyou County. Maternal grandmother was a Meamber. Arnold lost his father at the age of 13, his mother at the age of 17. With great determination, he put himself through medical school, graduating from Rochester University in 1943. He attended the University of California at Berkeley where he held a long jump record for many years. He had the privilege of training under the legendary Brutus Hamilton as coach. He served in the U.S. Navy in WWII in the Atlantic. With W. Scott Polland, M.D., Matthew Hazeltine Sr., M.D., Howard Hammond, M.D., and soon joined by Grace Dickson Kleiser, M.D., he was one of the founding members of The San Rafael Medical Group. He was practicing in Marin for 32 years. He attended Tamalpais High and College of Marin holding many athletic records there. In 1938, he ran the German-American track meet seeing Adolf Hitler. He joined his teammates when Leni Reifinstahl entertained them with meals and movies. He qualified for the 1940 Olympics, but no meet was held due to international relations. He helped found the first Sports Injury Conference in Marin. He was a team physician for many years for Redwood and Sir Francis Drake High. In 1962, he was track physician for the American Team when they met with the USSR. He was a Paul Harris sustaining member of Rotary, Member of Marin Athletic Hall of Fame in track, football and basketball from Tamalpais High in the 1930s, a Member of the Marin County Athletic League and a retired member of the Marin Medical Society. He was preceded in death by his son, Arnold "Chip" Nutting, his first wife Virginia Sparrow Nutting. He leaves his wife Betty, daughters Carol "Tracy" Sanborn and Nancy Stetson. Grandchildren: Stefan and Shelley Sanborn and Ginger Stetson. His sister Frances Lowe and many beloved nieces and nephews. He lives in our hearts and will always be missed. Memorial Contributions may be made to: Friends of Cal Track and Field, University of California, P.O. Box 24610, Oakland, CA 94623-1610. 

Joanne G. Benson
Died of an aortic aneurysm unexpectedly on December 24, 2001 in Palm Springs, California. She was born on March 1, 1959 in San Francisco, California. She graduated from Sir Francis Drake High School in 1977. She is survived by her parents, Eugene and Dolores Benson of Palm Springs; brothers Bernie Benson and wife Cindy of San Rafael, Gene Benson Jr. and wife Anne of Novato; sisters Kathy Benson of Portland, Oregon and Carrie Benson and husband Jim Buckley of Longmont, Colorado; nieces Kim, Kelly, Mary, Lindsay, Emily and Caitlin; nephews, Greg, Santiago, Tony and Tomas. She also leaves behind the love of her life, Hunter Harris of Palm Springs. Joanne will be remembered by all who knew her by her love of horses, flower gardening, motorcycles and spending time with her friends. She was an active member of the Desert Riders Association in Palm Springs, California where she raised funds for various charitable organizations. Joanne loved any challenge presented to her and enthusiastically met life with exuberance, zeal and an energy equal to none. Joanne will be deeply missed by her family and her wide circle of friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Desert Riders Association, 68-805 Perez Road, Ste. F22, Cathedral City, CA. 92234 or contact Leslie Boniface at 760 324-4909. Services will be held January 12 at 11 AM at Mount Tamalpais Cemetery-Mortuary, San Rafael, 415 459-2500. 

Maxine M. Brawdy
On December 30, 2001, Maxine M. Brawdy left this earth to dance with the angels and join Lou Brawdy, her loving husband for over 55 years. Mom's positive attitude and unconditional love touched all the people she came in contact with. Mom was born on November 27, 1919 and raised on a farm in Piedmont, Oklahoma. She married Lou Brawdy in 1942 and moved to Fairfax, California. Maxine was a homemaker and a school employee for San Rafael High School for over 21 years. After retirement, Mom and Dad did a lot of traveling in their R.V. She loved her children, her home and the volunteer work she did in her community. She is survived by her brother Ray Garten of Oklahoma, her daughter Betty Brawdy of Rohnert Park, her son Terry Brawdy of Petaluma, and her daughter Shirley McGrath of San Rafael. She will also be greatly missed by her three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Friends and family are invited to a Memorial Service in celebration of Mom's life on Friday, January 4, 2002 at 1:30 P.M. at Keaton Mortuary. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571. 

Patricia A. Farnsworth (Tomlin)
Passed away on December 30, 2001 after a long illness. Beloved wife of 42 years to Thomas J. Farnsworth of Redwood City. Mother of Megan Farnsworth-Rabil of Washington, D.C., and Thomas G. Farnsworth of Hoboken, New Jersey. Sister of A. Glenn Tomlin of Grass Valley. She was the founder of Link Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to quality education. She was a graduate of Stanford University and U.C. Berkeley. Relatives and friends are invited to a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 4th, at The Church of the Nativity, 210 Oak Grove Avenue, Menlo Park. Visitation from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, January 3rd at Spangler Mortuaries, 650 Live Oak Avenue, Menlo Park. Recitation of the Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Link Institute, 270 Redwood Shores Parkway, PMB 514, Redwood City, CA 94065 or Charwick Center, 448 El Camino Real, Atherton, CA 94027. 

Owen Walter Haught
Passed away on December 31, 2001 in Novato, California at the age of 77. Walter was born November 24, 1924 in Colorado. He came to Novato in 1942. Walter worked at various dairies in Marin County before serving with the U.S. Army during WWII. After the War, he returned to Novato to work for Dairyman's Milling Company for 38 years; retiring in 1989. He enjoyed fishing, playing pool and horseshoes, and taught his wife and daughters how to swim, ski, and drive. A member of the Knights of Columbus, I.D.E.S.I. Lodge, and Riley Wingates' Wednesday Pool Group. Walter is survived by Mae Haught, his loving wife of 49 years. Father of Katie Tockey of Cotati, Debbie Haught of Novato, Connie Acio of Petaluma and Stevie Deacon of Sanger, Texas. Cherished Papa to 12 grandchildren. Also surviving are two nieces. We invite you to celebrate the life of Walter Haught at a Funeral Mass to be held Saturday, January 5th at 12 Noon at Our Lady of Loretto, 1806 Novato Blvd., Novato. Friends may visit on Friday, January 4th from 12 Noon to 8 p.m. with a Vigil being recited at 7 p.m. at Keaton's Redwood Chapel, 1801 Novato Blvd., Novato. Inurnment will be private. Memorial Contributions preferred to Alzheimer's Association, 4340 Redwood Hwy. Suite 354, San Rafael, CA 94903. KEATON'S REDWOOD CHAPEL 415-897-1151. 

Josephine Isola
Passed away on January 1, 2002. She lived in Marin County since 1951, where she was a loving, dedicated homemaker and wife. She also enjoyed cooking, gardening, and her grandchildren. Josephine is survived by her daughter, Carol Hermsmeyer and, son-in-law, Bob Hermsmeyer; son, John Isola and daughter-in-law, Pam Isola; sisters: Virginia De Tore, Terry Accornero, brother-in-law, Pete Accornero; grandchildren: Phillip, Justine, Matt, Marc, Brent and Heidi. Memorial Services will be held at Mount Tamalpais Mortuary & Cemetery on January 4, 2002 at 1:00 P.M. 

Belva Kelley
Belva Kelley passed away peacefully at home on December 31, 2001. She was born in Oakland, California and remained a California resident, residing in San Rafael for the last 35 years. She was the loving wife of the late Robert Kelley; loving mother of Karen (Phil) Tripp and Susan (Lou) Cappo; devoted grandmother to Andrew Tripp and Kyle Cappo; beloved sister of William and Louise Roth. A Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2002 from 4:00-7:00 PM at the Keaton Mortuary. Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571. 

Aileen Lorente
Died December 30, 2001 in San Rafael. She was a resident at Nazareth House for ten years; and taught school for 22 years in the San Juan School District. She is survived by her daughters Kathleen Handley of Japan, Louise Murphy of Samoa, son Walter Lorente of Gonzales, California; and grandchildren, Sean, Cristina, Walter, William and Jennifer. A Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 4, 2002 at Nazareth House, 245 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael, California. Arrangements are by the Neptune Society of No. California, 650-592-9880. 

Rose Mary Peers, A Resident of Kentfield, California
Passed away on December 29, 2001, at age 92. Rose Mary is survived by her daughters Christina Neely-Sajdyk of Newark, Ohio, and Penny Hicks of Fredricksburg, Virginia, two granddaughters and two great granddaughters. She also leaves behind her sisters Lorraine Rau of San Rafael, California, and Josephine Gutschenritter of Wichita, Kansas, and her brothers Roman Rau of Derby, Kansas and Lewis Rau of Wichita, Kansas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Gen. W.R. Peers. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, January 19th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Sebastian's in Greenbrae, California. Gifts in Rose Mary's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. 

Sandra J. Raymond
Passed away on December 15, 2001 at her home in Mill Valley, California. Wife of Nicholas, mother of Sydney A. and Allen B., grandmother of Andrew, Trevor and Samuel. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 20, 2002 at the Church of Our Saviour, 10 Old Mill Road in Mill Valley. Donations in her memory may be made to the John T. Underwood Foundation, c/o The U.S. Trust Co., 114 West 47th Street, New York, NY, 10036-1510 or a charity of choice. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 415-388-1573 

Eileen O’Donoghue Strachan
Our beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and friend died at home of pancreatic cancer on Sunday, December 30, at age 79. Eileen, the daughter of Gerald and Kathleen O’Donoghue, was a 65-year resident of San Rafael. After graduating from San Rafael High School and College of Marin, she worked as a secretary at Hamilton Field during World War II, where she met and married Elmer W. (Strac) Strachan. They settled in San Rafael and raised three children, and Eileen spent her career working as an administrative assistant at the Marin Chapter of the American Red Cross. Eileen was very active in community affairs all her life, and she recently served on the boards of the San Rafael Improvement Club, the Marin History Museum, and the Widowed Persons Association. She loved to travel, but always enjoyed returning to her home and garden, where multitudes of birds found sustenance in her backyard. Her zest for life and love of people enabled her to make and maintain friendships around the world. She was predeceased by Strac in 1996, and is survived by her son James and Bridgit Strachan, daughter Kathleen and John Snyder, daughter Carol and Kevin Curtin, grandchildren Michael and Daniel Strachan, Hannah and Elizabeth Snyder, and Heather Curtin, two great-grandchildren, and scores of friends and other relatives who were a source of joy and encouragement for her as she faced the challenge of her illness. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Her Life will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2002, 2:00 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, 5th and E Streets, San Rafael. Donations in Eileen’s memory may be made to the Nature Conservancy, 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22203, the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, P.O. Box 809, Pt. Reyes Station, CA 94956, or the charity of your choice. 

Frederic dePeyster Teller
Passed away at his home in Larkspur on January 1, 2002, after a long illness. Frederic was born in Berkeley on July 30, 1914. He spent most of his early years in San Francisco. He attended Lowell High School and Stanford University. He was employed by Pacific Bell for 40 years after which he retired to pursue his many hobbies. Among his many interests were photography, piano, traveling, remodeling the family home and giving children rides on the small train that he operated in the yard of their Ross home. After 36 years in Ross, he moved to Larkspur. Frederic leaves his wife of 60 years, Pauline Ivancovich Teller, two daughters, Joan Coda of Greenbrae and Anne Teller of Sausalito, and two sons, Peter Teller of Billings, Montana and Rick Teller of Novato. He also leaves eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. There will be a private Family Burial. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Anselm's Church in Ross at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, January 8, 2002. Donations may be made to the St. Vincent De Paul's Dining Room or Hospice of Marin. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571.


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